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City Tech Professor Presented with Educator of the Year Award

March 11, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Daniel Alter, MSc MDT, CDT, Department of Restorative Dentistry, was presented with the Educator of the Year Award by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) at the annual Vision 21 Meeting on January 22, 2016, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alter, a City Tech alumnus, was nominated by his peers for […]

Tiny Creatures Breathe New Life Into a Toxic Waterway

March 10, 2016 | The University

by Alec Hamilton March 10, 2016 In 2007, LaGuardia Community College biology professor Dr. Sarah Durand was taking water samples off of a set of steps that lead down into Newtown Creek, when she saw something surprising. The demands of urban life and industrialization had transformed the once vibrant salt marsh into a polluted channel, […]

ASRC professor leads study on reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns

March 9, 2016 | The University

A team of international scientists led by researchers of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) and the Politecnico of Milan in Italy has demonstrated a novel approach for designing fully reconfigurable magnetic nanopatterns whose properties and functionality can be programmed and reprogrammed on-demand.

Magner Career Center Provides a Way for Student to Uncover the Ancient Past

March 7, 2016 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When senior Anastasia Danilova returned from a 10-day geological dig in South Dakota, made possible through the competitive Magner Career Center stipend, she knew that she would soon be meeting with Marge Magner ’69 to share her discoveries. Danilova could not find the words to express her gratitude to the Center’s namesake, so she […]

New York Harbor’s Oyster Beds Once Protected Against Severe Storms and Extreme Wave Damage

March 7, 2016 | The University

A recent study of past disturbance of the oyster beds in New York Harbor led by geoscientist Jonathan Woodruff and his doctoral student Christine Brandon of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to link Europeans’ overharvesting and disturbance of the ancient shellfish beds to loss of natural coastal defenses against floods and storm waves.

Are Burnout and Depression the Same Thing?

March 7, 2016 | The University

Burnout and depression are seen as two distinct health conditions in the medical world. A new study suggests they may be closer to one.

Pioneering CCNY physicist Robert Alfano receives top honor

March 7, 2016 | City College

Dr. Robert R. Alfano, a pioneer in ultrafast optical science and engineering, is the 2016 recipient of the Optical Society of America’s Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award. The award recognizes individuals for their innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics.

March 16: Brains with Music at the Baruch Performing Arts Center

March 4, 2016 | Baruch College, Uncategorized

What happens when a love of music meets a passion for science and medicine?
A talk with cognitive scientist Dr. Ted Toons & music therapist Dr. Concetta Tomaino about their work at the intersection of music and the brain.

March 14: In a Different Key: The Story of Autism at the Baruch Performing Arts Center

March 4, 2016 | Baruch College

Join us for a talk with Emmy-winner John Donvan and Peabodywinner Caren Zucker on their New York Times Bestseller, probing the societal and scientific stories behind autism. Free admission.

New Insights into Physical Processes Controlling Change in Reflectivity of Greenland Ice Sheet

March 4, 2016 | The University

That trend is likely to continue, with the surface’s reflectivity, or albedo, decreasing by as much as 10 percent by the end of the century, the study says.


February 29, 2016 | Bronx Community College

A Campus-Wide Celebration Will Feature Exhibits, Lectures, Panels and Performances Throughout March FEBRUARY 29, 2016 — At Bronx Community College, where women make up 60 percent of the student body, Women’s History Month will be observed throughout March with a campus-wide program of exhibits, lectures, dance, music and other special events.A highlight will be a […]

Cannabis Use Linked to Increased Alcohol Use Disorders According to Just-Published Research by Queens College Professor

February 26, 2016 | Queens College

With the growing legalization of medical marijuana, some brand-new research on cannabis might be of particular interest to the public.

Report: Reimbursement for telehealth 40 percent less than for non-telehealth care

February 26, 2016 | The University

Reimbursement for telehealth services is much lower than non-telehealth care, according to a recent policy brief from the Health Care Cost Institute.

Chemist Teresa Bandosz receives Fulbright Scholar Award

February 26, 2016 | City College

City College of New York chemistry Professor Teresa J. Bandosz’ pioneering research has earned her a 2016-2017 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. Bandosz, who also holds a professorship in chemical engineering at City College, will travel to the University of Malaga in Spain to conduct research that could help alleviate global warming and solve energy problems.

BMCC Professor Receives Homeland Security Grant to Study Crowd Behavior in Major Transit Hubs

February 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Each day, millions of people make their way through New York City’s bus, train and air transportation hubs. Keeping a close eye on their movement are thousands of cameras, positioned on every corner, stairwell and open space. But what happens when an elevator breaks down? Where do crowds exit to the street if a stairway […]

BMCC Undergraduate Research Poster Winners Announced

February 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The 2016 BMCC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty Panel Discussion and Poster Sessions I and II were held February 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the college’s main campus building in Lower Manhattan. The day kicked off with student oral presentations in Theatre 2. Six students took the stage to narrate slides highlighting their […]

Study shows teen girls’ sexual orientation not always a predictor of sexual behavior

February 25, 2016 | The University

About one in five lesbian and four in five bisexual teen girls who are sexually active had a recent male sex partner, according to a new U.S. study of close to 3,000 adolescent girls that appears in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

President Obama Awards CSI Prof Dan McCloskey with Nation’s Highest Honor for Early Career Researchers

February 24, 2016 | College of Staten Island

President Barack Obama named College of Staten Island (CSI) Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Daniel McCloskey a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, granting him the U.S. government’s highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Women’s HerStory Month Kicks off with Women and Power Conference on March 2

February 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will present Women’s Herstory Month, March 1 through April 12. On the schedule are panels, films, live performance, workshops and many other events. The month will kick off with a day-long conference on March 2: Women and Power 2016. The conference will open with welcoming remarks by Antonio Perez, […]

Mental disorders linked to derelict land

February 22, 2016 | The University

A statistical analysis of the UK city of Glasgow has found a link between mental disorders and the presence of vacant and derelict land nearby.